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309 7 Jun 2015

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Robert Bound and Andrew Tuck meet Major General JC Lawrence to talk about the history of the Gurkhas. We also take a look at the Open City Documentary Festival with producer Chloe Trayner and filmmaker Katharine Round and discuss the fate of Syria with veteran reporter Charles Glass.

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308 31 May 2015

Brutalist beauty: 

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound scale prefab tower blocks in East Germany and discuss communist architecture with Owen Hatherley. Plus we hear from Mexican authors Laia Jufresa and Daniel Saldaña Paris as well as from bestselling author David Brooks about his new book ‘The Road to Character’.

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307 24 May 2015

Walk this way: 

Robert Bound and Tom Edwards talk it like they walk it with poet Simon Armitage, experience a musical epiphany or two with editor of ‘The Wire’ music magazine Tony Herrington and learn how to clone a mammoth with evolutionary molecular biologist Beth Shapiro.

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306 17 May 2015

Conflicts of interest: 

Robert Bound and Tom Edwards meet Syrian artist Sara Shamma to discuss how to interpret conflict, hear from Monocle correspondent Adam Lebor about his new espionage novel and learn about the indigenous history of Australia with British Museum curator Gaye Sculthorpe.

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305 10 May 2015

Changing sides: 

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound meet celebrated French film director François Ozon to discuss gender on the big screen, learn about the story of the Greenpeace Arctic Thirty protestors with Ben Stewart and ask how the chicken became such a familiar feathered friend with science journalist Andrew Lawler.

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304 3 May 2015

A matter of choice: 

Tom Edwards and Andrew Tuck meet philosopher Julian Baggini to discuss whether we have any control over free will, journalist and academic Brian Cathcart retraces the steps of the industry’s first scribes and Heidi Blake talks about the scandal of Qatar's journey to hosting the World Cup.

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303 26 Apr 2015

On a roll: 

Robert Bound and Tom Edwards meet photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson to discuss the young skateboarding girls of Kabul, hear about the history of swimming in the River Thames with writer Caitlin Davies and learn why there’s still plenty of gold to be had in the California hills with author Steve Boggan.

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302 19 Apr 2015

Creative Freedoms: 

Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards meet PEN International president John Ralston Saul to discuss freedom of expression, learn how to make films in one of the toughest environments on earth with Farida Pacha, and hear from art-rock icon Thurston Moore about his latest collaboration with Christian Marclay and The Vinyl Factory.

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301 12 Apr 2015

Drone logic: 

Tom Edwards and Andrew Tuck discuss drones with film-maker Tonje Hessen Schei, learn how to create a revolution with Srda Popovic and ask how you smuggle a live monkey in an overcoat with ex-customs officer Jon Frost.

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300 5 Apr 2015

Art’s voice: 

Robert Bound and Tom Edwards meet Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller to discuss the UK election, talk record-shop culture with Richard King and learn why the Japanese run with author Adharanand Finn.

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299 29 Mar 2015

Acting up: 

Robert Bound and Steve Bloomfield meet playwright Tom Morton-Smith to talk about explosive new play ‘Oppenheimer’, hear about the life of mercurial pop legend Lee Hazlewood with writer Wyndham Wallace and look at London's literary greats in the dead of night with Matthew Beaumont.

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298 22 Mar 2015

Jon Ronson on public shaming: 

Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards meet Jon Ronson to talk about public shaming, learn how Tony Blair makes his money with David Hencke and shoot for the moon with astronaut James F Reilly.

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